Rhonda Jean at Down to Earth has been posting a series about Simple Living. Yesterday's post was about food storage and it had me thinking about my freezer. It coincided with my utility bills actually. Why am I paying to freeze things when the great outdoor freezer has been on full blast for a few months already??
One reason is because I can easily get at it without freezing myself in the process. However, I have two freezers (one big, one small) and yesterday I emptied the small one into two coolers and put them into the frozen garage. I don't know if it'll make a difference at all in our electricity bill, but it can't hurt. And I found stuff.
My organized freezer is far from organized and I found two things in the past week or so that needed to be used up. One mystery container turned out to be pureed pumpkin from who-knows-when. Lots of it. I made a batch of muffins for a birthday party which disappeared quickly and one loaf of the same recipe. Somehow the loaf isn't as much fun and I've still got it. I think I'll have a slice with some coffee later today.
2 cups of pumpkin puree - any ideas of what to do with it? I could make soup for lunch, I suppose. I don't know what possessed me to freeze 4 cups of it in one container.
The other package was a huge ziplock bag of plums. And they are older than Alice! They weren't discolored or anything so I used them anyway. Maybe there are risks I don't know about, but I'm choosing to live life on the edge here. They tasted great in a plum crisp, and then again yesterday in a "Plum Good Chicken" recipe in the crock pot (I didn't make that up!).
I still have this much left.
Any good recipes out there? I'm plum out of ideas.
I know, I know. I'm sorry.